LIGNA 2019, 27 - 31 May
LIGNA Guided Tours

Tours to the LIGNA Highlights

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a clear and concise overview of the show topics you are most interested in. LIGNA Guided Tours guarantee you’ll never miss the highlights in your special area of interest.


Coming to LIGNA and interested in getting a good overview of the fair in the shortest time possible? Then our Guided Tours are perfect for you. Each tour focuses will take you to the exhibition stands of selected companies whose offering is relevant to that theme.

Your benefits: You don't have to waste time trying to navigate the huge LIGNA exhibition offering, plus you get to meet the right people right away, without having to pre-arrange appointments or wait in line.

In tours covering a range of topics, you're sure to find the right offering for your special area of interest.

LIGNA Guided Tours 2019 - Tour topics

Tour 1 - Integrated Woodworking – Customized Solutions

What does it take to make production both resource-efficient and flexible? What do manufacturers need in order to respond swiftly to changing market conditions and growing customer demand for product individualization? The answer is integration. To be part of the digital age and stay competitive, manufacturers need to digitally integrate their machines, tools, components and up- and downstream systems. They need to invest in the latest automation technology. Smart Factory. Connected Factory. Industry 4.0. Predictive Maintenance. IoT platforms. These approaches are all part of the integrated manufacturing and automation landscape. And they are as relevant in small workshops as they are in large factories. This tour focuses on advanced production technology and associated software solutions. It is your opportunity to hear about latest IT and industrial automation solutions and to see how robotics and automation technology can make production more efficient. Experience how machines and tools "talk" to one another and enable individualization in both custom and mass production.

Tour 2 - Smart Surface Technology

The growing industrial demand for product individualization has led to a multitude of new surface design processes, technologies and solutions. From grinding, brushing, pressing, rolling, spraying and polishing to process technologies like 3-D and digital printing – what can state-of-the-art surface technology contribute to this development, especially against the background of increasing digitization? What potential do process technologies like digital or 3-D printing offer, and what is the potential for further development in the areas of adhesives, coatings and inkjet technology in terms of energy and resource-efficient, sustainable processes? This tour focuses on the relevant technologies and processes involving surface treatment and refinement, inspection and quality assurance.

Tour 3 - Sawmill Technology – Innovations and Trends

In the sawmill industry, maximizing wood use efficiency is of paramount importance. Faced with dwindling wood resources, sawmill operators are increasingly looking for technologies that enable them to efficiently process sawn timber into value-added products. Manufacturers of sawmilling machinery are rising to this challenge with new high-tech, high-efficiency systems for maximizing sawn timber yield and detecting key characteristics in individual timbers and logs. The tour offers insight into technologies for the entire sawmilling: Machinery for all log applications, whether cut-to-length or uncut, large or small-diameter, plus systems ranging from high-performance to small and versatile to custom optimized. Also featured are machine tools for primary wood processing; machines for tool-making and maintenance, timber logistics and log yard products and solutions, machinery for handling, sorting and packing, measurement technology for all applications, drying technologies, energy plant and waste wood utilization technologies for sawmills. A complete overview of the sawmill technology.

The Guided Tour Ticket Shop and further details will be published from Febuary 2019.

Are you a LIGNA exhibitor?

If so, you can take advantage of the Guided Tours to showcase your company’s products and innovations for the benefit of a potential customers brought right to your stand. This is a great way to generate additional leads!

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